It really doesn't feel like it's been since my graduation, but it has been over a week. The graduation felt like it took forever when I sat there, but now that I look back, it went so fast. It felt like I went through 4 years of high school for that night and I can hardly believe that it has already happened. Before graduation, our school had set up two days for us to practice. Though the practices were long and involved sitting around, I'm tankful we did them because without it, I'd be clueless of what to do!
My graduation was set to take place at 6, but for the students graduation, we had to arrive an hour early to prep. My family basically came with me at 5 since it made the most sense and coming early meant better seats for them to see me! =)
Before graduation, I had some prepping to do. I didn't plan to do much with my hair, but I wanted to play around with eye makeup. In all honestly, I rarely wear that much makeup.. usually just eyebrows and eyeliner, but with bigger events, I like to add some mascara and eyeshadow. (hehe not that much of a difference, but it makes me feel better!) For my makeup, I went for a slight smokey eye using my naked palette and my eye shadow tattoo.
|I wish the quality on my phone was a bit better here!|
I didn't know how long graduation would be, but I knew that I might be limited on time for pictures. After graduation, would be the time for pictures with my friends, so I decided to take some extra time beforehand to take pictures. I do have pictures with my sister haha, but I just don't share them because of her request. =) We started with taking a few photos indoors and then moved ourselves for more pictures. The weather for my graduation could not have been better. It was almost 100% guaranteed to be outside and it was warm, but not burning or even that humid! We were lucky!!
|On our way...|
The whole graduation took a couple of hours and I'll admit that it felt dragged on, but it was such a surreal moment for me. I sat there and just looking into the stands was crazy. I've never seen them so packed.. (not even for football games haha) and it was just overflowing with people. Everyone was energetic and it felt like they were all here to celebrate us. I looked around at us just sitting there and I felt very accomplished but also a bit sad at the same time.
As speeches were being given, I couldn't help but think back to my whole high school experience. I thought back to everything good and bad that has happened and how I've made it. I started high school as a freshman. I was super quiet and always hid myself. I kept to myself most of the time and had my mind focused on one thing only. Now as a senior, I've definitely figured out more of who I am and I speak my thoughts more. I've also gotten the idea of "balance" in my head and I'm putting it to use with my life. =)
|whoo got prizes from the party!|
"Life is precious and it's what you do with it that keeps you alive on the inside. It's not enough just to live and take that gift for granted. Each one of us has fears, but the more we work to overcome them, the more we are able to enjoy our lives."
Always remember, there's a little girl inside of you... Treat her as if you just met her today.
I loved both quotes, but I ended up choosing the 1st one and making it shorter it so it would fit on my cap! I thought the message from the 1st one was more fitting, though the 2nd quote holds a special place in my heart. =) Hehe, both quotes are from Demi Lovato in case you were wondering! =)
Do you still remember your high school graduation?
What are some of your favorite quotes?
Haha.. I might get some fun answers here... but when was the first time you pulled an all nighter? Mine was for the grad party.. and never again do I pull on unless it is an emergency! =)